Key Lime Pie Smoothie – If you love Key Lime Pie, then you’re going to LOVE our Key Lime Pie Smoothie recipe. This delicious cup of pie has all the flavor, but none of the dairy, refined sugar or calories.
The Difference between a Traditional Key Lime Pie and a Key Lime Pie Smoothie
The conventional key lime pie typically contains a graham cracker crumb crust with lots of butter and refined sugar. Plus, the filling itself is typically sweetened condensed milk, eggs and of couse real Key Lime Juice. Yes, we know – it tastes delicious and believe it or not, that’s really just about all there is to it. The real Key Lime Pie recipe is actually a very simplistic one. It’s just not the least bit “clean”!
How to Make the Best Key Lime Pie Smoothie
For any fellow diehard Key Lime pie lovers it might be inconceivable that we can make a healthy smoothie taste like the real thing.
#1: Use Frozen Bananas Instead of Ice Cream
So, you’re just going to have to trust us on this way. Our delicious key lime pie smoothie is made with a frozen banana, coconut milk cream and dates. So many people have stopped by to say that they didn’t think this combination could take like an authentic pie.
Then, they are wildly surprised when they try it.
Even without refined sugar or dairy, the key lime pie smoothie recipe below still hits the spot if you are craving the tart and tangy real deal. The only thing missing is the graham cracker crust.
#2: Naturally Sweetened by Dates
This delicious smoothie recipe is naturally sweetened using dates in place of the typical refined sugar. If you’re new to swapping out refined sugar — then, this is a great place to start. Depending on the recipe, we’ll use coconut sugar, dates, date sugar, date syrup, maple syrup and honey. These naturally sweeteners have other nutrients and are much easier to digest. In addition, natural sugars do not cause an inflammatory reaction.
What is Coconut Cream?
Coconut “Cream” is the thick white substance at the top of canned coconut milk. To get the “cream” part, you first need to refrigerate your coconut milk for 5 or 6 hours or pop it in the freezer for at least an hour.
Once the coconut milk is cold, carefully remove the top with a can opener. Then, you can spoon out the hardened coconut “cream” off the top. The “cream” is what you will be using for the Key Lime Pie Smoothie Recipe. You can reserve the liquid water for other smoothies.
Be Sure to use Real Key Limes in your Key Lime Pie Smoothie!
Whether you’re making a smoothie, pie, cheesecake or any recipe that has “key lime” in the name – be sure you choose real key lime juice.
If you can’t get fresh key limes, the next best thing is Nellie & Joe’s Famous Key Lime Juice. Born in Key West, Florida, a bottle of Nellie & Joe’s is pretty much a staple ingredient in any real Floridian’s fridge as it can be used for so many different recipes.
This recipe is perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack or a guilt-free dessert in the evenings. We love to pair this with a savory dinner — like: Creamy Shrimp Pasta with mushrooms and amazing cream sauce. Or try these Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers or even, Turkey Meatballs with homemade Pasta Sauce.
Key Lime Pie Smoothie
If you love Key Lime Pie, then you’re going to LOVE our Key Lime Pie Smoothie. Has all the flavor, but none of the dairy or sugar calories.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 6-8 1x
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1/2 cup canned coconut cream, chilled in the freezer for 1 hour
- 1–2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons key lime juice, Nellie and Joe’s
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup water, chilled
- 1 cup ice cubes
- OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup spinach, stems removed
- Please all ingredients into a high speed blender and puree on high for 1-2 minutes.
- Pour into 2 tall glasses and serve cold.
Keywords: Key Lime No Bake Pie
More Favorite Key Lime Recipes
These are so of our absolutely favorite recipes. So, once you buy a bag of key limes or key lime juice, you’ll have plenty of recipes to try out.
Key Lime Cheesecakes Naturally Sweetened with Coconut Sugar and made with almond flour and coconut oil. These bite-sized treats are perfect for the summer time when the sun is the hottest. We can add these to the freezer and have them ready in no time.
Key Lime Cupcakes Made with Coconut Whipped Frosting is absolutely decadent and delicious. You will absolutely love how moist and flavorful these cupcakes are with a delicious filling.
Vegan Key Lime Pie Both dairy free and refined sugar free, you’re going to be impressed.